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Ferrell falters at Juniors

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Associated Press and Gazette staff
August 6, 2010
— Allyssa Ferrell’s numbers in the final round of the 35th Junior PGA Championship were far from typical of her highly accomplished golf career.

The 2010 Edgerton High graduate and Michigan State University recruit finished with a 10-over-par 39-43—82 here Thursday on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Sycamore Hills course, dropping her into a tie for 31st place with a 235 total in the girls final standings.


Ferrell’s final round included 11 pars, one birdie, four bogeys, a double bogey and a quadruple-bogey eight on the par-4 16th hole.


Cassy Isagawa won the girls championship with a par putt on the third playoff hole. The 16-year-old resident of Wailuku, Hawaii, defeated Ginger Howard of Bradenton, Fla.


Both finished the 54-hole tournament at 3-under 213 after shooting final-round 69s.


Isagawa watched her birdie putt from eight feet lip out on the second playoff hole before capturing the title.


“I was really nervous all three playoff holes,” Isagawa said. “I’ve never been that nervous my whole life. When my putt lipped out on 17, I told myself, ’It’s OK, I have the 18th and I have played that hole enough this week,”’ Isagawa said.


Denny McCarthy of Burtonsville, Md., won the boys event by shooting a 69 to finish at 9 under. He was three strokes better than 2008 champion Anthony Paolucci. McCarthy posted a final-round 69.


The tournament was shortened to three rounds after Tuesday’s rounds were canceled because of rain.



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